5 mistakes new managers make (and how to fix them)

Young people are often promoted fast in the public relations world. That can be good and bad. Here’s how to avoid the bad.

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New managers frequently make significant errors that not only undermine their authority, but also hurt company morale and productivity.

Here are five of those errors:

1. Suffering from snarky syndrome. Many new managers are overwhelmed with their own work. Supervisory and client management responsibilities add additional stress that often results in the manager interacting with colleagues in an abrupt or condescending manner. While not intentional, the tone and nature of interpersonal communication has a significant impact on those around you.

2. Delegating without providing context. Managers too often give task-based assignments without sharing the long-term strategic plan or business implications. Taking the time to explain the importance and relevance of even the most mundane tasks will help colleagues work hard to help meet business objectives, and they’ll feel more motivated to be part of your team.

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